Mar 19, 2013 3:00pm PDT
towards the same goal, bringing these workers out of the shadows and into becoming and being tax paying members of society. >> michael: that's kentucky tea party senator rand paul's embrace of immigration reform. it comes a day after the republican national committee released their autopsy report on why the g.o.p. continues to nose dive in favorability. the recommendation is to support comprehensive immigration reform. the senator's move comes after the drone filibuster and the straw purchase. here is maria from the university of cal berkeley where she is the development director of the chief schuster earl institute. welcome to the war room. >> glad to be here. >> michael: what do you make of his new stance? >> i think it's really a revelation, and i welcome yesterday's g.o.p. autopsy report. i think it is a recognition that if the republicans intend to be a national party, they have got to broaden their appeal to the fastest growing part of the electorate. but words are only one thing. let's see what they do in terms of actually voting for immigration reform. >> michael: yes, be
Mar 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
anyone legally married state taxes, or military benefits et cetera. there are over a thousand federal laws currently keeping same-sex couples in new york for instance, from getting -- from getting recognition from the federal government. so the supreme court, i'm guessing by probably 6-3 vote with chief justice roberts and justice kennedy with the liberals will say that doma is patently unconstitutional, and that will allow the people in the states and the district of clum bee -- they will get to receive their benefits. >> michael: all right. tell me that you don't know more now that mike sacks has stopped by "the war room." coming up on "the war room," the politics of gay marriage can be complex and tangled as its legalities. karl frisch will tell us how both parties are trying to get in front of an issue moving faster than they are. plus rand paul is thinking about giving the filibuster another go on the gun bill. the question is will bebring robo jerk ted cruz to pile on. and sugar is really really bad for us. dammit. "the war room" on a tuesday, and we will be right back. ♪ bill
Mar 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
band. couples lose out on the benefits of taxes insurance and health insurance. there are arguments in two cases that could change all of that, and believe it or not hundreds of major corporations are telling the justices to make gay marriage legal. we all know how the justices feel about corporations. joining me now in the san francisco war room is jim lazarus, the southbound of the public policy, a business organization which has been ahead of the curve when it comes to supporting guy marriage. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> michael: it's our pleasure. this is a very important story that i'm glad we're covering. 200 counties have signed legal briefs to turn over prop 8 and the defense i have marriage act which both ban gay marriage. your organization was among them. why is this issue so important in the corporate world? >> diversity of your workforce. especially in san francisco but you're seeing it in california and all around the country. when you have 10% to 20% of your workforce that is identified as gay or lesbian, it's a big part of your ability to attract and retain.
Mar 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
lowering taxes they still trust the president to handle the economy. 65% said u.s. budget deficit should be reduced by cutting spending. but 35% said they trust the democrats more. so to regain the public's trust they have done an autopsy of the 2012 campaign. the rorpt has a lot of style but not a lot of serious substance. in it the word messaging appears 77 times technology in there 42 times, and then there is the long list of things that got no mention at also. health care inequality and others. the plan also pointed to some other issues, and no bashing poor people at all. the plan says low-income americans are hardworking people who want to become hard-working middle-income americans of course paul's plan would make it harder than ever to allow poor people to join the middle class. next up, reagan. enough already. the youngin's at all don't even remember him. they also pledge to be flexible on gay rights even though republicans are spending millions defending the discriminatory defense of marriage act, and finally immigration reform and reaching out to minorities. they'll spen